KULTURHUSENE I DANMARK — the National Association of Danish Cultural Centres, expert in Cultural Policy and Impact of Culture!
Kulturhusene i Danmark is an NGO with 90 Danish cultural centres as members. The association was established in 1987 with all activities funded by the members and since 1999 partly funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The general aim of the association is to strengthen and develop local artistic and cultural activity based on democratic and participatory qualities. Kulturhusene i Danmark distributes relevant information to and between the members, politicians, civil servants, experts and others with an interest in the area. This is mainly done by organising public meetings and conferences of current interest. Kulturhusene i Danmark furthermore provides consultancy to its members as well as to local authorities regarding all sorts of issues in connection with management or establishing of cultural centres. They see cultural centres as the necessary physical frame around cultural processes primarily based on local initiative. Although the centres differ a lot when it comes to size and facilities, they all share the fundamental purpose of arranging and presenting cultural events on a professional level, as well as facilitating local cultural initiatives with both know-how, rooms and workshops.
Staff members: 0-5
Expertise: Impact of Culture — Cultural Policy
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Local / regional / national projects — International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Event management — Evaluation (of projects, structures or others) — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Research and publications — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Coordination of a network — Networking / cooperation — Consultancy — Advocacy / Policy — Data collection
Fields of work: Performing arts (theatre, music, circus art / clowning, puppetry, dance, opera, street art) — Amateur art — Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices — Cultural heritage (historical sites and buildings, libraries and archives, museums, folk culture, traditions, etc) — Visual arts (painting, drawing, photography, digital / graphic arts, sculpture, film, video) — Design and applied arts (decorative arts, fashion design, graphic design, craftwork) — Literature books and reading (creative writing, publishing, translation) — Architecture
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Intergenerational relations & ageing — Young people (13-30 years old) — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Good governance — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Cultural rights — Territorial development on local/regional levels, in urban and non-urban areas — Development of underused spaces — Revitalisation / activation of public space — European citizenship and identity — International(isation) and mobility — European capitals of culture — Digitalisation — Sustainability — Voluntary art / work — Tourism — Gastronomy
EU/International cooperation: Involvement within the ENCC for more than 10 years in many different projects and as board member (check out Søren's profile!)
Priorities for the network: The Facilitation of Active Participation in Culture and the Quality of Cultural Diversity